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Nursery assistant wins reprieve over veil sacking
by Dan MacGuill
A French creche assistant who was famously fired for refusing to remove her Islamic head-scarf had her dismissal annulled by France's highest appeals court on Tuesday. The court judged the sacking was "discrimination" on the grounds of religion.
Fatima Afif, a nursery assistant sacked in 2008 by the 'Baby Loup' creche for refusing to remove her Muslim headscarf at work, won an appeal against her dismissal on Tuesday.
In delivering their verdict judges at Paris's 'Cour de cassation' - France's highest appeals court, said her firing "constituted discrimination based on religious convictions and must be declared invalid."
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